Resource Library

Inspire 2018 Self Paced Training

The purpose of this self paced course is to introduce running optimizations with the Inspire environment.

eLearning

Fully Polarimetric Analysis of Wireless Connectivity for Smart Home and IoT Applications

This white paper presents a study of wireless connectivity of electronic devices in the Wi-Fi band. For accuracy, the analysis will use the full polarimetric information for each device’s antenna pattern. The study focuses on wireless connectivity...

Technical Papers

Seat Design for Crash in the Cloud

The benefit of design exploration and optimization is understood and accepted by engineers but the required intensive computational resources have been a challenge for their adoption into the design process. The HyperWorks Unlimited (HWUL) applian...

Technical Papers

Non-Linear Optimization of Suspension Link for Optimal Performance using Altair’s OptiStruct and HyperWorks

In recent times there is a high demand for lightweight automotive components which will reduce oil consumption and emissions. The components that are under non-linear load conditions would need optimization techniques that would yield a design whi...

Technical Papers

Antenna Placement Optimization for Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology has the potential to significantly enhance driver safety. The type, placement, and orientation of V2V antennas all affect the performance of the communication system. Simulation software for high frequency elect...

Technical Papers

Topology Optimization and Casting Feasibility of a Robot Arm

Oftentimes, in the design of a casting, suboptimal structural concepts are developed which at the same time are not castable, requiring multiple and time-consuming design iterations. This paper describes a process to generate both structurally eff...

Technical Papers

Multiphysics Design Optimization Using an Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis

Optimal design methods involving the coupling of fluid and structural solutions are a topic
of active research; particularly for aerospace applications. The paper presents a coupled fluid and structure approach to topology optimization using two commercial finite element solutions; AcuSolve and Opt

Technical Papers

Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing in OptiStruct with consideration of Overhang Angle in Topology Optimization

This paper gives a technical review and guidelines for positioning the current capabilities. Note that the following uses OptiStruct version v2018. There have been some changes to the discussed algorithms compared to previous versions. Generally, ...

Technical Papers

Snap-Fit Optimization for Achieving Desired Insertion and Retention Forces

Snap-fits are ubiquitous engineering features used to quickly and inexpensively assemble plastic parts. The geometric, material, and contact nonlinearities associated with snap-fit problems can present modeling challenges. Quasi-static solutions w...

Technical Papers

Fast contact method for speeding up solving finite element problems involving non-linear contact behavior

For large aerospace assemblies in finite element (FE) analysis problems, contact interaction between the surrounding bodies has to be established to simulate the load transferred between the components, like aircraft engine carrying bracket assemb...

Technical Papers

Testing Aerial Ladders in FEA: Wind Load Standard Equation vs CFD Wind Tunnel Analysis

To design and build an aerial ladder for a firetruck, the engineer needs to accurately
determine the working loads the ladder will encounter. Some of these can be easy to
interpret such as the weight of the firefighter in the basket at the end of the ladder, or
the weight of the water being suppl

Technical Papers

MIMO System Simulation in WinProp

This white paper presents and discusses practical examples of communication simulations involving Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology. Two workflows exist for MIMO simulations in WinProp; this note discusses the workflows, and present...

Technical Papers

Magnet Weight Minimization of Electric Traction Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Over Multiple Operating Points

This paper describes the process of using Altair tools such as Flux for synchronous permanent magnet motor EM FEA analysis and HyperStudy to minimize the weight of the NdFeB magnets of a typical IPM motor for electric traction application such as ...

Technical Papers

Random Vibration Procedure and Best Practices

In order to evaluate if a design is robust and meets design margins, engineers use a variety of analytical tools. Often a product’s duty cycle is not perfectly characterized but the statistics of a lifetime of excitation are known.
These excitations can cause fatigue when system level dynamics are

Presentations

Design Lightweight and Efficient Stamping Dies with Topology Optmization

Ford Otosan in Turkey designs big stamping dies with the help of topology optimization using OptiStruct. Weight savings of 20% were possible on their first attempt to try optimization on a new stamping part.

Video Testimonials

Showcase Video: GE's Flow Simulator

Introductory video for Flow Simulator software by GE for integrated flow, heat transfer and combustion design.

Videos

Webinar: Optimizing Your CAD Geometry with CADdoctor’s Various Enveloping Functionalities

This webinar discusses the benefits and use cases of CADdoctor’s enveloping functionality. It will also introduce the latest polygon optimization functionality.

Videos, Webinars

TracePro Brochure

Illumination Design, Analysis, and Optimization Software

Brochures

TracePro 2D and 3D Optimization

Interactively refine your design to achieve ideal results.

Datasheets

Using NovaFlow&Solid to Simulate Filters

Simulate pressed filters, foam filters, and a combination of foam and extruded filters with NovaFlow&Solid.

Technical Papers

Webinar: Friction Stir Welding Simulation Using Virfac® Capabilities, Workflow & Live Demonstration Components

The webinar will be a live demonstration of our FSW module, from CAD import to solver launch. VIRFAC FSW predicts temperature contours in the welded zone, power dissipation, and the sliding ratio on the interface between the shoulder and the workp...

Webinars

CAE Engineers - Get more productive using Altair Compose

This is where Altair Compose can help enable you to efficiently perform numerical computations, develop algorithms, analyze & visualize various types of data.

Tutorials, Webinars

Case Study: GE Power Sets World Records for Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Efficiency using Flow Simulator

Flow Simulator is GE Power's day-to-day workhorse for designing the secondary flow
circuit within a gas turbine engine.

Customer Stories

Visualization, Quantification of Metal Flow Lines and Its Application to Process Design Optimization

In this webinar, the AFDEX patented technology where metal flow lines are quantified, will be discussed with relevant examples from the industry. Quantification of metal flow lines will pave way to using these flow lines as parameters in optimizat...

Webinars

GE's Aviation Systems Business uses Flow Simulator to Model Aircraft Backup Generator

GE Aviation Systems business has been challenged with providing a backup generator (BUG) to provide electrical power to a new aircraft in the event of multiple failures of other systems.

Customer Stories

Webinar: Motorsport to Automotive: Using ChassisSim to Design an Electric Drive Train for Automotive Use

This webinar demonstrates how the ChassisSim electric powertrain module, that is being used in anger in Formula E, can be applied to road car use. In particular, it will show you how you can effectively and quickly use this to specify what you ne...

Webinars

Schneider Electric uses Flux to Design IoT Actuators

Schneider Electric is a world leader in electrical distribution equipment. Remy Orban, Mechatronic Engineer at Schneider Electric discusses a low voltage circuit breaker actuator design using Flux

Customer Testimonials, Videos

Engineering Design Using a Small Autonomous Robot for Student Education

As part of educational programs for students to acquire practical skills and knowledge, Aichi University Technology (AUT) participated in a demonstration test competition aiming for future Mars exploration. A Rocket Launch for International Studen...

Customer Stories

Multiscale Designer Product Video

Multiscale Designer can help achieving more accurate and cost saving results by looking into the individual constituent of composite materials. The tool is well suited for woven, short and long chopped fiber composites and integrates with Altair's...

Videos

Design for High Performance Recreational Products

Pankaj Dubey, Country Head and Managing Director at Polaris India, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Sunshine School Bus Design Story - Industrial Design for Automotive

Sathiya Seeland, Head of Styling for Product Design at Ashok Leyland, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Pre and Post-Processing for Aerospace

This webinar gives an overview of HyperWorks’ aerospace solution for model-setup, composites modeling and efficient reporting. The popular matrix browser for easy data extraction and advanced post-processing is also covered.

Webinars

Webinar: Performing Virtual Operator-In-The-Loop Evaluations at the Earliest Stages of Cab Design

This use case webinar will demonstrate how a predictive digital human model can inform, integrate with, and support Optimization-Driven Design tools and processes at the earliest stages of cab design. This, in turn, ensures optimum operator perfo...

Videos, Webinars

Friction Stir Welding: A Manufacturing Process as Trendy as it is Reliable

Friction Stir Welding is a relatively recent solid-state welding process developed by Wayne Thomas in TWI and patented in 1991. This technology consists of the assembly of two similar or dissimilar materials using a rotating tool to ensure a mixin...

Technical Papers

FEKO Webinar: Design of a Two Port Dual-Polarized Trefoil Torus Knot Antenna using Characteristic Mode Analysis

r S Vinoth Kumar from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur received an honorable mention in the 2017 Competition for his entry.

Knots find interesting applications in various field of electromagnetics. In Mr Kumar’s work a dual-polarized knot antenna is designed and optimized completely using fe

Webinars

FEKO Webinar: Wideband MIMO Handset Antennas Based on Theory of Characteristic Modes

Ms Ke Li from Xidian University, China received the prestigious title of winner in the 2017 competition.

This winning entry covers a dual multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) antenna design for a smart phone operating in the LTE 13, GSM850 and GSM900 bands.

Webinars

GE's Flow Simulator Brochure

Overview of Flow Simulator, integrated heat transfer, combustion, and fluid design software that enables improved system integration to optimize machine design.

Brochures

Webinar: Internal Combustion Engine Simulation Work-Flow Using the LOGEsoft Suite

This webinar introduces all new features of our latest product releases LOGEengine v3.0.4, LOGEresearch v1.10, as well as the newly born LOGEtable v1.0. Thereafter, a hands-on demonstration of the complete combustion analysis work-flow will be cov...

Webinars

Partner Spotlight: Additive Works

Dr. Nils Keller, CEO, discusses additive manufacturing software, Amphyon, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.

Brochures

Case Study: Taking the Lead in Formula E - High-Performance Racing with System-Level Modeling

A leading Formula E team approached Maplesoft to develop dynamic models of their car, hoping to find new ways to tweak their systems for optimal performance.

Customer Stories
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